Braves, Cardinals Among Wednesday’s Most Popular Public Bets

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The Highlights:

  • Public bettors won two of their three bets last night, but were still not profitable.
  • Three games have their attention today: Braves-Padres, Rockies-Reds, and Marlins-Cardinals.

The public won two of three games last night, but still ended up in the red because of the high prices they were paying.


Today they’ve unsurprisingly loaded up on two more favorites — including their loser from last night — and an over. Let’s take a look.

All data as of 12:50 p.m. ET. 

Atlanta Braves (-131) at San Diego Padres

3:40 p.m. ET

After opening at -143, the Braves are down to -110 in this afternoon’s meeting with San Diego. Atlanta is actually the most popular team on the board, however, drawing 83% of bettors and 86% of dollars to this point.

Why the public loves Atlanta: The seventy-four percent of public bettors who took the Braves last night were rewarded with a 14-1 sweat-free spanking. If it ain’t broke …

Colorado Rockies-Cincinnati Reds Over 9

7:10 p.m. ET

As it stands now, this is the most popular play across all sports tonight. Eighty-five percent of bettors have taken this over, accounting for 97% of dollars. After opening this total at 8.5, books have attempted to lessen their liability by bumping it up to 9.

Why the public loves the over: Speaking of things that aren’t broken, the Rockies bats seems to be working just fine these days. Colorado has scored 67 runs over its past 10 games, and the over has hit in six straight.

St. Louis Cardinals (-200) vs. Miami Marlins

8:15 p.m. ET

For the second day in a row, the public is all over the Cardinals. This time, however, books have adjusted the line toward the public. St. Louis is getting 82% of bets, and has moved from -195 to -205.

Why the public loves St. Louis: With the public being so heavily on the Cards last night, they’re well-aware that the Marlins came away with a 7-4 win. They’re also aware that Miami is the second-worst team in the National League, just ahead of Cincinnati. How could the Fish possibly string together two straight in this matchup?